Category: Creative Leadership

Organization Experiments in Progress

When I started my career in technology I thought the best thing ever was the ability to make things work, so I started learning multiple programming language and building things. I then realized people using […]

Designing a successful IRL meetup for a remote team

Automattic is a distributed company so we don’t get all that much time together. Β This means that whenever we do I am always really mindful of how to make the most of it. Team meetups […]

What Problem Are We Solving?

There is no such thing as Good Design. Sure, there’s design that you personally like, which is nice. And there’s good default practices that can help you get started. But over the course of my […]

Up the hill Backwards

I wrote in June about my early experience leading a remote team and the experimental tool I borrowed from behavioral economics to help foster the growth of my teammates. The β€˜tool’ is a set of […]

Receiving the Baton

Not every project you join at the start. I recently was passed the baton to become the new design lead of the WordPress editor focus. The current lead, Joen Asmussen is taking some time off […]

Can positive feedback be used in place of negative feedback?

Feedback is difficult, especially because we don’t take it as a skill to be learned but we expect everyone to be already good at that. Even more, when we say feedback we often refer to […]